Violent crime around the world has remained remarkably constant over both place and time. The United States has often been the location of gun violence studies because of the relatively high prevalence and availability of firearms. Much of this research, however, has been criticized for potentially being designed to make an ideological point as opposed to providing an accurate picture of the extent and nature of gun violence. Furthermore, the extant research has been misused in the gun debate to support the positions of either the ...

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